In this episode of the Decoding Innovation podcast, Judi Greenwald, the Executive Director of Nuclear Innovation Alliance, shares her journey and insights on advanced nuclear power.
As climate change is growing into the defining issue of our time, governments, industries and stakeholders are searching for new global energy solutions. Harnessing nuclear power is one of the major steps they can implement.
Over the last decades, nuclear energy has been seen as a debatable power source, but latest innovations, and research and initiatives carried out by organizations, such as Nuclear Innovation Alliance, prove that it is safe, cost-effective and has minimal impact on nature.
Judi Greenwald, the Executive Director of Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA), talks about her journey in the advanced nuclear power space and about NIA, a nonprofit "think-and-do" tank, working toward enabling advanced nuclear power as a major solution for climate change.
- Advanced nuclear energy has several built-in safety measures, such as automatic shutdown during an emergency situation, as opposed to its conventional counterparts.
- Organizations, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency, make sure the fuels created from nuclear processes are not diverted and weaponized.
- To bring advanced nuclear energy to the forefront of global energy, governments need to ensure the effective implementation of policies and adequate funding for the plants.
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Duration 57m 16s
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